OpenStack Summit: Austin

April 25-28, 2016

Are you at OpenStack: Austin? Schedule a meeting!


Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701
United States



Monday, April 25: 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday, April 26: 11am – 6pm
Wednesday, April 27: 11am – 6pm
Thursday, April 28: 11am – 1pm

Join Scality at Booth C9:

Meeting Request

The OpenStack Summit is the place for learning and networking with others in the OpenStack community. Visit Scality at booth C9 to learn how adding the Scality RING to an OpenStack deployment can reduce the number of distinct storage silos under management, thereby reducing storage management overhead and costs associated with running a large-scale cloud environment.


Our Speaking Sessions

Join Scality at one of our four sessions! We’ll be discussing some of the industry’s most interesting topics and update you on the latest news at Scality. Those who attend our breakout sessions on Wednesday April 27th will automatically get a free Scality t-shirt! Come on time! Shirts will run out fast!


Speaking Session 1:

Six years OpenStack, what’s next?

Wednesday, April 27
09:50AM – 10:30AM


  • Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical)
  • Jerome Lecat (Scality)
  • Steve Muir (Comcast)
  • Ashish Nadkarni (IDC)
  • Matthew Curley (HPE)

It was in the Austin Convention center that OpenStack was first announced in July 2010 by the Rackspace marketing team. The OpenStack project was started to help organizations build cloud-computing services leveraging standard hardware. The community’s first official release appeared four months later.

In 2011, developers of the Ubuntu Linux distribution adopted OpenStack. Ubuntu’s sponsor Canonical then introduced full support for OpenStack clouds. In the years to come, OpenStack would become the biggest open source initiative since Linux, supported by a fast-growing community.

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Speaking Session 2:

Open Networking and SDS, vendor-level integration amplifies Software Defined Convergence

Wednesday, April 27
11:00AM – 11:40AM


  • Nolan Leake (Cumulus)
  • Giorgio Regni (Scality)

Open Networking with Software-Defined Storage allows for the freedom of selection of hardware and software. Leveraging the open platform model on bare-metal switches and servers, the unified network and storage solution allows common automation, management and monitoring framework.

Join Scality and Cumulus as we discuss the benefits of deploying Open Networking and Software-Defined Storage on an open platform. See how these new models address the daily challenges encountered by modern enterprises such as common management and monitoring tools, convenient locality solutions, and automatic load balancing.

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Speaking Session 3:

OpenStack Unified Storage: One Platform to Rule Them All

Wednesday, April 27
12:00PM – 12:40PM


  • Nicolas Trangez (Scality)
  • Jordan Pittier (Scality)

In the realm of data storage, OpenStack provides APIs for elastic and on-demand self-service provisioning of block, file and object storage. Using traditional storage solutions, this often leads to the independent procurement and management of several types of storage systems (SAN, NAS, object-store cluster) leading to storage silos; which is costly and inefficient.

In this session we present an overview of Scality’s storage platform including its design principles and architecture, followed by a live demo featuring Openstack integration with a Scality cluster. The demo will highlight the storage services and unique failure recovery mechanisms built into the Scality RING.

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Demo Theater: S3 and OpenStack, the best of both worlds

Tuesday, April 26


  • Paul Speciale (Scality)

OpenStack introduces many challenging problems for storage administrators due to the need for scalable and reliable storage for very large scale unstructured data created by OpenStack applications. While many vendors have focused on the problems of VM Sprawl and the need for thousands of relatively small but high performance Cinder Volumes, very few have focused on the problems of storage for OpenStack applications that create and manage Petabytes of image, video and other large unstructured data objects.

Today, a new generation of object storage systems provide the ability for applications in OpenStack environments to access storage over the fast growing AWS S3 interface. This provide advantages and a wide set of advanced storage features including Accounts for multi-tenancy, Buckets with Versioning, Replication and Lifecycle Management (S3).

Furthermore, S3 provides an extensive security models for authentication, identity and access management and user policies and integration with Enterprise security services such as LDAP and Active Directory. This session will explore the use of the S3 API for storage in the OpenStack environment as the best of both worlds for deploying scalable cloud based applications.

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